Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem Annual Meeting 2020

Date & Time


Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
160 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010 United States

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Thurs: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM – 2 PM

Deadline to Register

Monday February 3, 2020

Invitation Only

Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.

Giulio Biroli, Institute of Theoretical Physics, CEA Saclay
Jorge Kurchan, LPENS, Paris
Sid Nagel, University of Chicago
David R. Reichman, Columbia University

The goal of the Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem is to develop a complete and quantitative description of the glass transition, connecting the explicit and quantitative mean-field and zero-temperature theories that have been developed. The aim is to create a similarly quantitative and predictive theory of glassy dynamics in finite dimension at finite temperatures. The fourth annual meeting of the collaboration will highlight the progress that has been made in pursuing these goals. This work has provided a new vision for this branch of statistical and mathematical physics; it has implications for a wide range of experimental systems and the tools developed in creating such a framework is having important ramifications for a broad range of fields. In addition, the meeting provides a venue to explore new connections between seemingly disparate fields of research that are, in fact, intimately connected. The talks during the meeting will outline some of these activities.

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    Thursday, March 12

    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA

    Friday, March 13

    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
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    Simons Foundation Lecture
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    Ludovic Berthier, University of Montpellier
    Tea 4:15-5:00 PM
    Lecture 5:00-6:15 PM

    Participation is optional; separate registration is required. Registration is expected to open on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

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    Eric Corwin, University of Oregon
    Leticia Cugliandolo, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies
    Emanuela Del Gado, Georgetown University
    David Huse, Princeton University
    Valentina Ros, École Normale Supérieure
    Thomas Witten, University of Chicago
    Emanuela Zaccarelli, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
    Franceco Zamponi, École Normale Supérieure

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    Air and Train

    Groups A & B
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Groups A & B. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
    Group C
    Individuals in Group C are considered local and will not receive travel or hotel support. Please register at the link above so that we can capture your dietary requirements. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car

    For participants driving to Manhattan, The Roger Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
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    Participants in Group A and Group B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation at The Roger Hotel for a maximum of three nights in the period of March 11-13. Additional nights outside this period are at the attendee’s own expense.

    The Roger New York
    131 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 30th and 31st Streets)

    To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    For driving directions to The Roger, please click here.

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    Travel and Hotel Assistance
    Elise Volpe, CCE Global Meetings & Incentives

    Registration and General Meeting Assistance
    Meghan Fazzi
    Manager, Conferences and Administration, MPS
    (212) 524-6080

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